Stanley Bird is a Scottish artist based in Edinburgh. He works with a bold palette to create exciting images of the natural world – mainly birds, other animals and trees – images that seize the imagination and that people can relate to.
He works mainly in acrylics and mixed media on board and on canvas – but will use whatever he needs to make sure he captures that elusive image. His work ranges from larger scale representational paintings and portraits of animals – bulls, cows, sheep, pigs, deer, horses – both in monochrome and colour – to smaller more intimate, mixed media paintings of those and other animals.
He has been working recently on paintings of birds, exotic and otherwise, against bold flat colourful backgrounds and a series of “dug-shots” – characterful portraits of “Man’s best friend”. He exhibits and sells his paintings through a number of galleries in and around Glasgow and the West of Scotland and in Edinburgh as well as in Perthshire, Royal Deeside and the north of England.
He has also exhibited and sold at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (RGI) and Paisley Art Institute (PAI) and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW)